Analysis

Handgun, Semi-Auto Ban Could Wipe Out $2 Billion From Gun Owners

21 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s possible ban on handguns and semi-automatic long guns such as SKS, AR-15 and FN-FAL rifles could wipe out more than $2 billion of guns and gear in private hands, based on estimates by TheGunBlog.ca.

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Top-10 Most Viewed Articles in Second Quarter and First Half

4 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Following are the 10 most-viewed articles at TheGunBlog.ca from April 1 to June 30, and in the first six months of the year.

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Anti-Gun Law Outlook: Today’s Gun & Gang Summit, and Beyond

7 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is getting ready to propose the first anti-gun laws since the punitive Firearms Act of 1995. Here’s what happened at today’s gun and gang conference in Ottawa, and an outlook for what’s next.

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Top Guns of YouTube: Rankings by Subscribers, Views and Growth

1 Jan 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Following is the third annual ranking of YouTube’s top gun channels by subscribers, growth, views and more.

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Polytechnique Is Unrelated to Gun Control in Google Search

12 Dec 2017

TheGunBlog.ca — Every year, a group uses the anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre of Dec. 6, 1989, for its anti-gun marketing blitz. While Canadian shooters brace for the annual campaign, an analysis of Google searches suggests most people don’t connect Polytechnique with gun control.

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Gun Licences, Handguns and AR-15s Rose to Records in October

5 Dec 2017

TheGunBlog.ca — Here’s some bright news on this dark anniversary: The number of Canadians with gun licences rose to a record in October, and individual ownership of handguns and AR-15 rifles climbed by more than 1,000 a week to a new high.

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Is Statistics Canada Overstating ‘Firearm-Related Homicides’?

23 Nov 2017

(Update 14 May 2018: Adds data on automatic firearms and “firearm-like weapons” in ninth paragraph.) TheGunBlog.ca — Statistics Canada’s annual homicide report counted 223 “firearm-related homicides” last year. Data tables accompanying the publication show 30 of them, or 13.5 percent, may not involve guns at all.

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How Much Does a Gun Cost in Canada?

5 Nov 2017

TheGunBlog.ca — Factoid: The average price of a gun in Canada is $564, based on official statistics and some assumptions. That information and the rest of this article won’t help you budget your next purchase or the cost of getting into shooting or hunting. It probably won’t help you with anything at all, unless you enjoy…

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RCMP’s Top Gun Suppliers 2016: Colt Canada, M.D. Charlton, S&W

17 Aug 2017

Colt Canada Corp. was the RCMP’s biggest supplier of guns last year, as Canada’s national police equipped officers with AR-15 rifles. M.D. Charlton Co., which sells SIG Sauer, Mossberg and Winchester among its brands, came second, followed by Smith & Wesson Corp. in third place.

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Andrew Scheer, Maxime Bernier, Guns and Politics: Reflections

28 May 2017

Andrew Scheer wasn’t my first choice to lead the Conservative Party of Canada, until party members elected him last night. Now, Scheer is my guy and I want him to be prime minister. Following are some thoughts on what just happened and what comes next.

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Analysis: RCMP 2016 Commissioner of Firearms Report

18 May 2017

Following is some analysis of the 2016 Commissioner of Firearms Report, which was published today by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and provides a snapshot of Canadian gun licences, registrations and related topics as of Dec. 31, 2016.

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Gun Imports Jump as Industry Aims to Avoid Crisis From New Rules

7 May 2017

Canada’s gun imports surged in the first quarter as companies stocked up to shield themselves from government import rules that take effect June 1 and threaten to hurl the industry into a crisis. The government said it’s planning an update soon.

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More Than 90,000 Canadians Are Allowed to Carry Guns Every Day

30 Apr 2017

(Update 06 May 2018: Updated chart and notes. 20 May 2017: Added new info under Additions.) More than 90,000 Canadians are authorized to carry loaded guns on their person in daily life, mainly for self-defence against human attackers. More than 90 percent are civilian police and law enforcement, or military. If they were all on duty at…

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Gun Owners and the Charter of Rights After 35 Years: Some Links

17 Apr 2017

Today is the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The document’s legal and political significance and symbolism are as important as they are controversial for all Canadians, especially those of us who buy, sell, own, use or work with guns.

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Gun Industry Faces Turmoil, Costs as UN Marking Deadline Nears

12 Apr 2017

Canada’s firearm industry is in turmoil over import-marking rules that start June 1, threatening gun shops, importers and consumers with surging prices, business closures and more than 5,000 job losses.

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First Take: Inside Today’s Study of ‘Firearm Injuries’ in Youth

27 Mar 2017

The Canadian Medical Association Journal released a study today showing that an average of one child and young adult was shot each day in Ontario between 2008 and 2012. The following is some context based on what we know and what we don’t know. TheGunBlog.ca has requested an interview with the lead researcher.

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Top Guns of YouTube: Demolition Ranch Surges, FPS Russia Stops

1 Jan 2017

Demolition Ranch is the new king of YouTube gun channels as it attracts subscribers faster than anyone else in the top 20. In just the past six months, it has overtaken FullMag and hickok45. FPS Russia still leads by total subscribers, but hasn’t published a video since April 2016. It ranks last for subscriber growth. Range Time…

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Kevin O’Leary Gets So Much Wrong About Guns

27 Dec 2016

Kevin O’Leary, considering a run for leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and then possibly prime minister, gets so much wrong about guns.

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Gun Policies of Conservative Party Leadership Candidates (2)

4 Dec 2016

(Update 27 May 2017: Andrew Scheer was elected party leader today. See highlights of his gun policies here.) (New in this update: Chris Alexander, Maxime Bernier, Kellie Lietch, Erin O’Toole, Andrew Scheer, Brad Trost.) TheGunBlog.ca is compiling the policies and statements of candidates running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada related to the freedoms…

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Montreal, Calgary Lead Five Biggest Cities in Number of Shooters

24 Sep 2016

Montreal has the highest number of licensed shooters among Canada’s five-biggest cities, but you’re most likely to bump into a gun lover in Calgary.

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